„Everyone is a hypocrite in one sense or another and I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.“

—  Billy Joel

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US-amerikanischer Sänger und Songschreiber 1949

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„I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.“

—  Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949

Variante: I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.

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„That's all the glory my heart is after,
Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous.“

—  Francois Rabelais, buch Gargantua und Pantagruel

Quelle: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564)
Kontext: Readers, friends, if you turn these pages
Put your prejudice aside,
For, really, there's nothing here that's outrageous,
Nothing sick, or bad — or contagious.
Not that I sit here glowing with pride
For my book: all you'll find is laughter:
That's all the glory my heart is after,
Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous.

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„The sinner is at the heart of Christianity. No one is as competent as the sinner in matters of Christianity. No one, except a saint.“

—  Charles Péguy French poet, essayist, and editor 1873 - 1914

"Un Nouveau théologien" (1911)
Basic Verities, Prose and Poetry (1943)

„I'd rather hear a truth that'll make me cry than a lie that'll make me smile!“

—  Luiz Carlos Alborghetti Italian-Brazilian radio commenter, showman and political figure 1945 - 2009

Original: (pt) Eu prefiro uma verdade que me faça chorar a uma mentira que me faça sorrir!

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„The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.“

—  Oscar Wilde, Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung

Lord Illingworth http://books.google.com/books?id=RHkWAAAAYAAJ&q="The+only+difference+between+the+saint+and+the+sinner+is+that+every+saint+has+a+past+and+every+sinner+has+a+future"&pg=PA119#v=onepage, Act III
A Woman of No Importance (1893)

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„One is a saint or one is not; every man can choose the career that suits him; but to be saint and sinner at the same time requires singular ingenuity.“

—  Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918

Quelle: Esther: A Novel (1884), Ch. IV

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„There's no sinner like a young saint.“

—  Aphra Behn, The Rover

The Rover, Part I, Act I, sc. ii.

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„I'd rather argue with you, angel, then laugh with anyone else.“

—  Sylvia Day American writer 1973

Quelle: Reflected in You

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„A saint is a sinner who loves; it's that simple!“

—  Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985

Attributed to Catherine Doherty in Inflamed by Love by Jean Fox
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„Saint, n. A dead sinner, revised and edited.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, buch Des Teufels Wörterbuch

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

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„There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

This is sometimes attributed to Augustine, but the earliest known occurrence is in Persian Rosary (c. 1929) by Ahmad Sohrab (PDF) http://magshare.net/narchive/NArchive/Misc/Raw_Data/A_Persian_Rosary_by_Mirza_Ahmad_Sohrab.pdf, which probably originates as a paraphrase of a statement in Oscar Wilde's 1893 play A Woman of No Importance: "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."
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„Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

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